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What Needs to Happen Before California Pharmacies Can Sell PrEP and PEP Without an Initial Prescription

Pharmacists will increasingly play a role in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) access in California.

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This Week in HIV Research: U=U Grows Ever Stronger

Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.

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Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

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Four PrEP Studies Address Challenges and Best Practices for Uptake and Retention

Four recent studies in JAIDS chiefly focused on PrEP provision to cisgender women and gay and bisexual men.

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This Week in HIV Research: A Long-Acting Popularity Contest

The most popular form of long-acting HIV treatment; telehealth for PrEP uptake among young MSM of color; PrEP awareness and usage among Rhode Island women; assessing cognitive benefits of switching off of efavirenz.

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This Week in HIV Research: The PrEP Sex/Race Gap

PrEP access appears far from equal in the U.S.; HIV treatment and viral suppression disparities in Europe; how today’s hepatitis C treatments affect mortality; sex-based differences in cognitive impairment.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Case for Pre-Pregnancy Treatment

The benefits of pre-pregnancy HIV treatment initiation for mothers-to-be; HIV diagnoses rise among young U.S. MSM; cost effectiveness of PrEP for heterosexual women; methotrexate and arterial function.

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PrEP as Integrated Care: Removing Barriers, Addressing Real Needs

When it comes to getting PrEP to more than just white, cisgender gay men, real talk is essential, according to Darrianne Martin, HIV prevention manager with AltaMed, an L.A.-based health center that serves primarily a Latinx population.

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What Encourages Black and Latinx Trans Women to Take PrEP?

At CROI 2018, Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., presented research to show what can work to increase PrEP uptake among black and Latinx trans women, determine possibilities for successful interventions, and ask questions for future research.

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Why PrEP Is Essential to Safeguard Black and Hispanic MSM and Transgender Women: A Blog Entry by L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, M.D.

We are failing our young, black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. Each year in the U.S., we see nearly 50,000 new HIV infections. New York City remains the epicenter of the country's epidemic. Black MSM and black wom...